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Inaugural Global Ambassadors Programme Kicks Off!

By Regina Poon, Global Learning Executive

In September, Global Learning launched the highly selective Global Ambassadors Programme (GA). The first cohort of Global Ambassadors consisted of 15 student leaders representing six nationalities (Singapore, South Korea, Philippines, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and India). Making the most of SIM’s multicultural society, the Ambassadors will undergo specialised training (Global Competence Certificate Programme) before spending the next 15 months reaching out to the rest of the student community within SIM and beyond, by creating educational and social opportunities that focus on the development of global competence. Upon completion of their 15-month journey, Ambassadors will embark on an overseas programme and apply and deepen their learnings in a practical way.

Global Ambassadors (Group A) all set for an exciting adventure.
Global Ambassadors (Group A) all set for an exciting adventure.

Global Ambassadors (Group B) ready to embark on a new journey.
Global Ambassadors (Group B) ready to embark on a new journey.

Global Ambassadors hosting students from Soka University during the International Summer Programme@SIM 2017 Session 2.
Global Ambassadors hosting students from Soka University during the International Summer Programme@SIM 2017 Session 2.

The Global Ambassadors pictured at a meeting.
The Global Ambassadors pictured at a meeting.


 

Staying Ahead By Building Global Competence

What is it like to work in a different country and experience a new culture? Five students from Griffith University, Australia, stepped out of their comfort zones to broaden their perspectives of life overseas by taking up the SIM Global Learning International Summer Programme (ISP) in November this year. The programme offers university students and working professionals the opportunity to strengthen their global competence and enables them to gain a better understanding of the world around them. Two students-Tonya Evara-Raison and Leah Hessing, share their experiences of being a part of the ISP.

Leah Hessing (right) and Tonya Evara-Raison are currently doing their internship at the SIM Global Learning office.Leah Hessing (right) and Tonya Evara-Raison are currently doing their internship at the SIM Global Learning office.

Name: Leah Hessing
Programme: Bachelor of International Business/ Bachelor of Government and International Relations, Griffith University, Australia.

“I decided to take up the ISP programme as I felt that it was relevant to my International Business degree. It’s also a good way to gain an edge in employability. By choosing Singapore, I’ve learned to sharpen my communication skills through interaction with people from a different culture and gained more self-awareness. The people have been very warm and friendly and it has been an enjoyable experience.”

Name: Tonya Evara-Raison
Programme: Bachelor of Business (Major in Marketing), Griffith University, Australia

“I have studied a fair bit about employability and one of the main factors employers look for is relevant work experience and global competence. I realised completing an internship in another country would definitely tick those boxes!

“Singapore really intrigued me as there is quite a diverse, melting pot of cultures. While I’ve had an amazing experience so far, I have definitely had my fair share of challenges.

“One thing I try and remind myself everytime I face a new challenge is: greatness doesn’t come from comfort zones. You’ve got to put yourself out there to see what you’re made of in order to achieve anything important. Being able to work in my chosen field, in a unique working environment here at SIM while immersing myself in the local culture has been a fantastic experience.”

To find out more about the ISP, click here

Posted online, 21 November 2017